Halton Woman Receives Venerable Order of St John
Sister Joy Rickcord, Senior Civilian Nurse at RAF Halton’s Regional Medical Centre (RMC), has been admitted to the Venerable Order of St John in recognition of her long term service to the Station in the field of Health Governance. Joy’s appointment as a serving sister was sanctioned by the Queen and she received the medal from Prior Rodney Green in a ceremony in Clerkenwell.
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, also referred to as the Order of St John and St John International, is a Royal Order of Chivalry established in 1831, incorporated in 1888, and found today throughout the Commonwealth of Nations, Hong Kong, Ireland and the United States of America. It has a world-wide mission ‘to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people anywhere in the world’.
Joy was born in Princes Risborough and went to the
Joy said: “I received a letter from the Priory of
Joy is engaged to be married to Wing Commander Raj Vaikunthanathan, a medical officer at RAF Halton.